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Wear and tear: Modic type end plate changes are a classification system for vertebral body appearances on an MRI. Modic type II means the vertebral body edges (end plates) show wear and tear. Type II changes are less associated with low back pain and lumbar instability than type I. Everyone's spine will show degenerative changes as we age. The Modic system is a way to classify these changes. ...Read more
No: No this type of surgery does not effect your genetic make-up or "change" your genes. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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L3-l4 minor degenerative facet change. No impingement. L4-l5 minor degenerative facet change. No impingement.L5-s1 bilateral degenerative facet change?
Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radiofrequency ablation would be helpful for you. While arthritis/arthropathy will not change, the pain can be reduced or eliminated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: I would suggest seeing a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
What does "mild anterior spondylotic change and reduction in posterior invertertebral disc height at c 6/7" mean.
10 yr old daughter MRI on lower back for curve says l5-6 diffuse mild disc bulge & mild degenerative change in facets; l6-s1 cystic changes & degenerative change in facets greater on right. Normal?
Unusual: 6 lumbar vertebrae is an unusual variant but occasionally seen. To have degeneration at 10 is certainly unusual as well, but since MRI has been available, it's become apparent that younger patients can start having degeneration early. At this point, i wouldn't be terribly alarmed - simple conservative care and observation and followup should suffice - your child may very well grow up just fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri impression reads - "involutional changes and ventriculomegaly as well as bifrontal white matter change which have prominently progressed compared?
Discuss: Discuss this with your doctor and ask to see a neurologist. I am so sorry for your trouble. All the best. ...Read more
Weight Loss: They are changed as long as the weight stays off. If you put it back on the shape and features will change. ...Read more
Adolescence: In males--- testosterones rise causing--- deepening of male voice, male hair distribution and muscle hyper trophy and height growth spurt. In females--- it's fsh and lh stimulating activation of ovaries and rise in Estrogens and progesterones. This leads to breast growth, monthly periods and smoother- softer skin. Both males and females also suffer from acne under hormonal influence. ...Read more
Depends: The hymen is a membrane that surrounds or partially covers the external vaginal opening. It forms part of the vulva, or external genitalia, and is similar in structure to the vagina.If the hymen is sufficiently elastic, it may return to nearly its original condition. In other cases, there may be remnants (carunculae myrtiformes), or it may appear completely absent after repeated penetration. ...Read more
Mild junctional changes @ l3/4 w/slight retrolisthesis & exaggerated lordotic curvature. What does this mean? Fused L3-S1 12/2014. Lots of back pain!!
Facets: Thrse are expected changes and are described as mild cant explain clinical severe pain may be incidental findings,having exagerated lordosis after a fusion is great as loss of lordosis and sagital plane imbalance more the rule. more lordosis is good keep looking for the pain generator not bad enough to add to fusion at mild , back pain post op can be from surgical muscle injury ...Read more